Sharon is the Health and Support Services Manager at Triangle Project who has worked in the human rights sector for the past 25 years. As part of her work, Sharon provides training to the criminal justice cluster including the South African Police Service, The Department of Justice and the Department of Social Development. She has also, at the request of partners, facilitated training in the region and internationally in Kyrgyzstan and Sri Lanka.
Sharon prepares victims of hate crimes for court and monitors hate crimes and sits on the National Rapid Response Team on Hate Crimes. She was an applicant in the case for marriage equality in South Africa, which was realised in 2006. She holds a bachelor’s degree with majors in psychology and criminology and a post graduate degree in Criminology with a focus on victimology and forensics. Sharon also studied theology through the Pacific School of Religion in Berkley California and is an ordained minister. She ventured down these streets, as organised religion is often the driver of prejudice, bias and hate that targets LGBTIQ+ people and other minorities.